I have been married for 2 years and my wife refuses to get off of “the pill”.
My wife knows how the Church and I feel about the use of birth control in our marriage, however she sees nothing wrong with it. She is Methodist by the way. I have brought the topic up on numerous occasions and, it usually gets a little heated. See my wife resents the fact that my beliefs have changed to some extent. About 2 years ago right after meeting my wife I converted to Catholicism. It was something that I felt very strongly about and I didn’t include her in it at all. It was something that I wanted to do for myself. I am not proud of it, but my wife and I had relations before we were married and I did not object to the use of artificial birth control then. Mainly because I didn’t understand the Church’s teaching on it. What I want to know is when have I done everything I can to try and teach her about why it’s wrong. Of course I pray about it often. Remember anytime I bring it up she kind of shuts down. I am almost positive it would be wrong for me to tell her that I don’t want to have relations with her until she gets off of it, right? Am I committing a sin or doing anything wrong here by having relations with her while she is on artificial birth control.